Wednesday, July 16, 2014
NFL Punter Brandon Fields and wife Katie Get Kids Moving at Fitness Camp
Coconut Creek, FL – More than 90 energetic kids ran, danced, jumped and ducked their way to better health at Broward Health Fields Fit Fest, held on the campus of Junior Achievement of South Florida in Coconut Creek on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The event is the principal offering of the Brandon & Katie Fields Youth Fitness Fund, founded by NFL punter Brandon Fields and his wife, Katie. It is designed to teach kids aged between 5 and 11 fun and easy ways to be active every day.
"It's so important for kids to learn that there are many different ways to be physically active. Exercise and physical activity should be fun. We're here to help kids discover activities they enjoy so they can get their daily exercise even if they don't play a sport," said Brandon Fields.
More than 90 kids from the After School Program (ASP) participated in various activities during the 60 minutes of fun, including an obstacle course, Zumba, yoga and aerobic games.
The children heard from role models in the community, including current and former professional football players John Denney, Caleb Sturgis and Twan Russell, and were inspired to make healthy food choices by Broward Health Coral Springs pediatrician Dr. Edna Tello.
At the end of the event, participants pledged to make good choices and to be physically active every day. They received a certificate of completion as well as a goody bag containing health-related information, healthy snacks and giveaways.
"Broward Health is a proud supporter of Fields Fit Fest," said Sara Howley, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Broward Health. "Brandon and Katie are making a positive impact on the health of the children in Broward County and we are happy to be part of their efforts."
Event photos can be viewed at Facebook.com/FieldsFitFest.
To be notified about the next Broward Health Fields Fit Fest, visit BrowardHealth.org/FitFest.
Broward Health (title sponsor), Chris Evert Children’s Hospital (presenting sponsor), NFL Play 60, The Dolphins Academy, Downtown Photo, Bashful Daisy Florist, Yoga Bees, Danit Balinco, and DJ Mike Marino.
About The Brandon & Katie Fields Youth Fitness Fund
The mission of the Brandon & Katie Fields Youth Fitness Fund is to promote physical activity and good health to children in their community. Its goal is to provide opportunities for children to be active, learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and have fun doing so. For more information, visit BrandonandKatieFields.com or BrowardHealth.org/FitFest.
About Broward Health
Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children's Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health International, Broward Health Urgent Care and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.
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Broward Health Fields Fit Fest, created by professional football punter Brandon Fields and his wife Katie, helps more than 90 children run, dance, twist and turn their way to healthier lifestyles. The latest event was held at Junior Achievement of South Florida. For details, like the Fields Fit Fest Facebook page.